March 31, 2020
On March 20, 2020, MNsure announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified, uninsured Minnesota residents as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. This 30-day special enrollment period runs from March 23, 2020, through April 21, 2020, and individuals who are currently without insurance can enroll via MNsure.org.
As background, generally, individuals can only enroll in state marketplace coverage during open enrollment or an SEP. MNsure created an SEP (in addition to other SEPs available) in response to the growing COVID-19 concerns to best assist uninsured Minnesota residents.
Important to note, individuals who enroll after April 1, but before 11:59 p.m. on April 21, will have a retroactive coverage start date to April 1, 2020.
Employers should be aware of these developments and should communicate with employees accordingly.
3.20.2020 Press Release »COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment Period »